The H1 building class consists of luxury hotels that were built prior to 1960. They are exclusive to Manhattan. The Radisson Lexington and The Carlyle are examples of hotels that fall under this category – they were the second and the third biggest hotel transactions in 2011.
These hotels can most frequently be encountered in Midtown / Midtown South, Turtle Bay / East Midtown, Murray Hill / Kips Bay, the Upper East Side / Carnegie Hill and Gramercy.
Full Service Hotel
The H2 building class comprises luxury hotels that were built after 1960. Most of them are in Manhattan, but several can be also found in Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. One such hotel, the New York Palace, represented the biggest hotel transaction in 2011.
They can be found in the biggest numbers in Midtown / Midtown South, SoHo / Tribeca / Civic Central / Little Italy, Battery Park City / Lower Manhattan, Turtle Bay / East Midtown and Chinatown, all of which are in Manhattan.
Limited Service; Many Affiliated With National Chain
The H3 building class comprises hotels with transient occupancy. They are most frequently found in Manhattan, but several can be found also in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens.
Top neighborhoods where these hotels can be found are Midtown / Midtown South, Murray Hill / Kips Bay, Hudson Yards / Chelsea / Flatiron / Union Square, Turtle Bay / East Midtown and Clinton, all in Manhattan.
The H4 building class is represented by the motels in New York City. Most of them are in Queens, the Bronx and Brooklyn, but there are a few in Manhattan and Staten Island as well.
Motels are most frequent in Elmhurst / Maspeth (Queens), East New York (Brooklyn), Co-Op City (the Bronx), Eastchester / Edenwald / Baychester (the Bronx) and Clinton (Manhattan).
Hotel; Private Club, Luxury Type
The H5 building class is made of private clubs and luxury-type hotels.
Almost all of them are located in Manhattan, especially in Upper East Side / Carnegie Hill and Midtown / Midtown South.
The H6 building class comprises apartment hotels that are most often found in Manhattan, with a few in Brooklyn and the Bronx.
They can most frequently be found on the Upper West Side, and in Turtle Bay / East Midtown, Midtown / Midtown South, Lincoln Square and Clinton.
Apartment Hotel – Cooperatively Owned
The H7 building class is made up of hotels that are coop-owned. The units in these buildings are owned individually, but the buildings themselves operate as hotels.
There are only 3 of these buildings in New York City, all in Manhattan: 797 5th Avenue, 109 East 56th Street and 50 Gramercy Park North.
The H8 building class comprises dormitories in NYC.
The vast majority of them can be found in Manhattan and Brooklyn. The neighborhoods where they are the most numerous are West Village (Manhattan), Morningside Heights (Manhattan), East Village (Manhattan), Brooklyn Heights (Brooklyn) and Murray Hill / Kips Bay (Manhattan).
The H9 building class is made up of various types of hotels that don’t fit into any of the other H-class buildings. They are actually the most numerous, accounting for approximately 40% of the total number of hotels. They are most frequent in Manhattan (55%), Queens (26%) and Brooklyn (12%).
The neighborhoods where they can be found most often are the Upper West Side (Manhattan), Hudson Yards / Chelsea / Flatiron / Union Square (Manhattan), Midtown / Midtown South (Manhattan), Queens Bridge / Ravenswood / Long Island City North (Queens) and Clinton (Manhattan).
Boutique: 10-100 Rooms, W/Luxury Facilities, Themed, Stylish, W/Full Svc Accommodations
The HB building class covers boutique luxury hotels. The majority of hotels in this buildings class are in Manhattan (84%), and they make up 4% of all buildings in the H general class.
The neighborhoods where you can find the most HB class hotels are Murray Hill, SoHo, Central Midtown, the Theatre District and NoMad, all in Manhattan.
Hostels- Bed Rentals In Dormitory-Like Settings W/Shared Rooms & Bathrooms
The HH building class covers hostels and other dormitory-like rentals. The majority of buildings in this class are in Manhattan (89%), and they make up just 1% of all buildings in the H general class.
The neighborhoods where you can find the most HB class hotels are the Upper West Side, the Theatre District, Chelsea, Manhattan Valley and NoLIta, all in Manhattan.
Sro- 1 Or 2 People Housed In Individual Rooms In Multiple Dwelling Affordable Housing
The HR building class designates rental buildings offering single-room occupancy units designed for low-income residents. The majority of buildings in this class are in Manhattan (63%), and 28% of them are in Brooklyn. These buildings make up 4% of all buildings in the H general class.
The neighborhoods where you can find the most HR class hotels are the Upper West Side, Harlem, Lincoln Square and Chinatown in Manhattan, and Brighton Beach in Brooklyn.
Extended Stay/Suite: Amenities Similar To Apt; Typically Charge Weekly Rates & Less Expensive Than Full-Service Hotel
The HS building class covers extended-stay hotels and other types of rentals similar to apartments, but not luxury or full-service hotels. Manhattan has most of the buildings in this class available in the city (93%), and Queens has 5%.
The neighborhoods where you can find the most HS class buildings are Lenox Hill, Turtle Bay, Sutton Place, Manhattan Valley and the Upper West Side.
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